Windows 10 iso and activation queries

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by cooa99, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. cooa99

    cooa99 MDL Novice

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    Hi guys, I am creating a couple of test windows 10 vm's in vmware (and maybe virtiualbox)

    My plan was to go to the MS site and use the update tool to build the iso file to used for installation. This brings me to activation questions.

    (1) Why are there so many selling windows 10 activation keys on that popular action site ? ... and why do they seem to work?
    (2) what is my best method activation for the ISO i downloaded above ... or am i better off with a different ISO?
    (3) Regarding the VM. Looks like I might be better a better off installing 1 vm (with or without activation?) and then making a clones that will need activation

    Thanks for you help
     
  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    1. Just use a proper KMS solution or HWID
    2. For auto-activation during install, copy the $OEM$ folder of this KMS project into the "ISO:\sources" folder, put this ei.cfg* in too. For manual activation check the project's readme.txt.
    3. That is always smart, to have an not activated install as base for the VM clone(s).

    *ei.cfg
    Code:
    [Channel]
    _Default
    [VL]
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  3. cooa99

    cooa99 MDL Novice

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    thank you very much.

    Do i still use the ISO created from MS site or a different type of ISO?
     
  4. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Whatever suits you.